By Lizzie Mooney

In the United States alone, it is estimated that almost 8.4 million people suffer from prescription drug abuse. This national health emergency kills around 60,000 people every year – equivalent to six jet airplanes crashing every month.

Yes, these numbers are incredibly devastating, but there is a way to not only combat this epidemic but prevent it from gaining momentum in the upcoming months and years. hc1.com, the inventor of Healthcare Relationship Management, has created a proprietary dashboard that ingests data from dozens of sources – diagnostic test results, government testing databases, provider-specific data, etc. – to develop targeted trends and insights on huge patient populations down to the zip code level.

 

“Most state governments must look six to nine months in arrears to identify where time and money should be spent to fight this epidemic, which is simply too reactive,” said Brad Bostic, CEO of hc1.com. “The ability to view real-time outbreaks based on laboratory data completely changes this dynamic, catching issues at the very onset of addiction and with the ability to quickly see how earlier intervention impacts trends across specific locations and demographics.”

The hc1 Opioid Dashboard is designed to help government and public policy decision makers gain up to the moment insight into opioid usage trends across a predefined population set. This intuitive dashboard is equipping agencies with the insight required to proactively reduce misuse and addiction to opioids.

 

Bostic will demonstrate the hc1 Opioid Dashboard at AWS re:Invent 2017 on Tuesday, November 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the MGM Grand, Level 3, Premiere Ballroom 312 in Las Vegas. This presentation will highlight the advancements AWS has made in influencing population health initiatives through partnerships with organizations such as hc1. Together, hc1 and AWS are developing new solutions to positively impact national health through technology. Learn more about this speaking engagement here.

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